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<p>Dice Games for Little Kids</p> <p>Dice Games for Little Kids!from Activity Village Publications Please remember that this e-book is for personal and classroom use only, and should not be distributed in any way or used in any way for profit. These e-books are in the pipe-line and due for release very soon:</p> <p>Thank you for purchasing</p> <p>Dice Games for Bigger Kids! Greetings Cards for Kids!and</p> <p>This e-book has been produced by Activity Village Publications. Lindsay Small 2001. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior permission of the copyright owner. You may reproduce the pages of this book for your own personal use as many times as you wish but you must not profit from them in any way.</p> <p>1</p> <p>Dice Games for Little KidsIndexIntroduction ..................................................................................................................... 3 Tips and Tricks ................................................................................................................ 4 Crazy Faces .................................................................................................................... 5 Crazy Faces print-out ...................................................................................................... 6 Farmyard ......................................................................................................................... 7 Farmyard Game Board 1 ................................................................................................. 8 Farmyard Game Board 2 ................................................................................................. 9 Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear ................................................................................................ 10 Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear print-out .................................................................................. 11 Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear game board ............................................................................ 12 Number Chicks .............................................................................................................. 13 Number Chicks print-out ............................................................................................... 14 Number Chicks game board .......................................................................................... 15 Balloons ........................................................................................................................ 16 Balloons print-out ......................................................................................................... 17 Mouse ........................................................................................................................... 18 Mouse print-out ............................................................................................................. 19 Whats Your Number? ................................................................................................... 20 Whats Your Number house print-out ............................................................................ 21 Whats Your Number bug print-out ................................................................................ 22 Ten Down ...................................................................................................................... 23 Mountain ....................................................................................................................... 24 Mountain to 6 print-out .................................................................................................. 25 Mountain to 9 print-out .................................................................................................. 26 Mountain to 12 print-out ................................................................................................ 27 Stuck in the Mud ........................................................................................................... 28 Three or More ............................................................................................................... 29 Score Chart (5 rounds, black and white) ....................................................................... 30 Score Chart (5 rounds, color) ........................................................................................ 31 Score chart (5 rounds, color, large)............................................................................... 32 Score chart (10 rounds, color, large) ............................................................................. 33 Score Chart (10 rounds, black and white) ..................................................................... 34 Score Chart (10 rounds, color) ...................................................................................... 35 Catch up! ....................................................................................................................... 36 Beat That! ..................................................................................................................... 37 Run for it! ...................................................................................................................... 37 Going to Boston ............................................................................................................ 37 Run for it print-out ......................................................................................................... 38</p> <p>2</p> <p>IntroductionDice games are fun! Not many would disagree! They are also one of the oldest of all kinds of games: there are records of dice being played over 5,000 years ago! Dice have been found in Egyptian tombs and were very popular in Roman times . You can discover more about Roman dice and how they were used here. Dice games are versatile! They can be based on luck, or on skill and planning. You can find games to play with two players or twenty, on a table or on the floor, with 3-year olds and with 70-year olds! Dice games are educational! They are educational in obvious ways, for example encouraging counting and numbers in little children and quick mental addition in older children. But they are also excellent at reinforcing the concept of taking turns, scoring (both mental and on paper), winning and losing gracefully, patience and so much more. By the time your child reaches 7 or so they may even be able to resist hurling the dice onto the floor or all over the table on each and every go (although it is at this point that the temptation to try and manipulate the dice also begins to show itself!) Most of the games in this book depend mainly on luck, although some of the later games begin to introduce strategic thinking and planning. These skills will be developed further in our follow-on e-book, Dice Games for Bigger Kids! Dice games are portable! You can always find room for a few dice in the bottom of a handbag or pocket, and most games require no more than a paper and pencil to go with them. Or you can pre-package some of your favourite games with a stack of printouts, small pencils, dice and any other necessary equipment in a ziploc bag or box and include it easily in an overnight case for traveling. Dice games are satisfying. There are so many different kinds of dice to choose from now readily available in the shops or by mail order. Most children love the look and feel of dice and are happy to build up a collection - and are likely to choose a few particular dice to be their favorites, too. Dice are cheap! You probably have a number of interesting dice lurking in existing family games, and you can certainly pick up more very cheaply these days through stationers, discount stores, gaming shops, educational catalogues or garage sales. We have been known to buy an old board game for cents from a garage sale just to acquire its dice! Dice are collectible! Build up your store and keep them in their own box with a stack of counters and favorite playing pieces (unusual beads, plastic figures and animals, etc) and perhaps a shaker or two. Encourage the children to get them out and make up their own games with them ... .anything goes!</p> <p>3Introduction</p> <p>Tips and TricksAdapting dice: You can easily adapt existing dice with stickers if you cant find just what you are looking for, or make your own dice from scratch with blanks (available from educational suppliers). Cover each surface with clear contact paper for more permanence, or add a light coat of varnish. Wooden cubes (find them at craft stores) can also be used. Containers for dice: If you use your imagination and keep your eyes open you can find all sorts of fun containers for your dice collection! Small plastic candy containers (some come in bright plastic tubes with attached lids), film canisters, potato crisp cans, spice containers, washing tablet bags, drawstring bags, little boxes, ziploc bags, and pencil cases are just a few examples. Encourage your children to decorate their own small papier-mache or wooden blank box (available from craft shops) with paint, glitter, sequins and other treasure and use it for storing favorite dice. Shakers: Sometimes using a shaker can be fun. You could buy the traditional leather version which wear wonderfully with age - but plastic cups and mugs, empty potato crisp cans and even an empty yoghurt tub can make good alternatives. Noise control: A piece of felt makes a great surface for dice games which can easily be folded, stored or carried around. For home use you could line an old wooden tray with felt and contain the dice too! Or go the whole hog and paint a wooden tray with blackboard paint, then line one half with felt. Roll the dice in the felt half and score with chalk on the other! Traveling dice: Use a small box or plastic tub: cut out a hole in the top and line it with a see-through piece of plastic. Throw in some dice, attach the top (using elastic bands if necessary) and you have a perfect traveling container. Its good for preventing cheating too! Advance planning: Print up a stack of our print-outs and package them in sheet-protectors and a file ready for road-trips and rainy day blues. Take them with you to the doctors office, beach or restaurant and you wont find waiting such a problem! Sheet protectors also turn any print-out into an easy write-on-wipe-off surface without the use of a laminator or contact paper. You can also pre-package a game for a journey by storing all the necessary equipment and print-outs in a small ziploc bag. Printing: Most, if not all, of the print-outs in this e-book can be printed on economy or even grayscale settings, and reproduced on a photocopier for classroom use if required.</p> <p>4Tips and Tricks</p> <p>Crazy Faces!Age guide 3+Skills: Colors Equipment: One die * One set of printable game pieces per player</p> <p>This game is just plain fun! And of course it is ideal for teaching very little children to recognize their colors. The die</p> <p>Below you will find some colored circles for adapting a die to match the colored game pieces. You can cover each side with a small piece of clear contact paper to protect the die from moisture.</p> <p>The gamePut the game pieces in the center of the table and give the die to the youngest player. He rolls and hopes for one of the four colored spots on the die, which will allow him to take a face on which to build. A white spot represents an eye, but you must have a face on which to place the eye before you can claim it. If you do not have an appropriate face, you miss that go. No face can have more than 2 eyes! A pink spot represents a set of lips. If you roll a color which you already have in front of you, you will also miss that go. The object of the game is to build a set of four different-colored Crazy Faces. Depending on the age of the child, you can declare a winner when any number of faces are complete.</p> <p>VariationsThis game is great (and more tactile) with the playing pieces cut out of craft foam or felt. The children can help you make the pieces. If you have large google eyes you can use them for added silliness!</p> <p>5Crazy Faces</p> <p>Crazy Faces game pieces: Print out one set of game pieces for each player and laminate if possible. There are extra eyes because they go missing easily and it gives the children freedom to create some really crazy faces!</p> <p>6Crazy Faces print out</p> <p>FarmyardAge guide 3-5Skills: Counting Counting on Visualizing numbers Equipment: One die 1-3 twice* Printable game board (optional) Plastic farm animals</p> <p>The more hands-on practice young children have with counting, the easier it becomes to visualize numbers and give meaning to them. This farmyard game makes early learning fun! If you dont have farm animals, use dinosaurs, cars, or anything else you have to hand. The die</p> <p>You will need to doctor a die so that it has 2 each of the numbers 1 to 3. You can do this easily by covering over the faces of an ordinary die with small plain stickers. You may want to write the number 1s in one color, 2s in another color and so on. You can protect the die from moisture by using small pieces of clear contact paper as well.</p> <p>The gameYou will need one game board for each player, and lots of farm animals. Choose the game board which you feel is most appropriate for your child: younger children may benefit from having the numbers written onto their field. Put the animals in the center of the table where all the children can reach them. The youngest child starts by rolling the die and selecting the appropriate number of animals to go into his field. If you are using the numbered game board, he should place them in the correct order. The first child to 10 wins. Encourage lots of counting along the way and ask plenty of questions (How many more animals will Mary need to get to 10?).</p> <p>VariationsOlder children can be encouraged to roll the correct number to reach 10 exactly. Turn the game round and start with 10 animals in the field. The first to take all the animals away is the winner.</p> <p>7Farmyard</p> <p>Farmyard game board 1: Print onto card stock if possible, and laminate. Alternatively, print onto paper and attach to cardboard or a file folder.</p> <p>8Farmyard Game Board 1</p> <p>Farmyard game board 2: Print onto card stock if possible, and laminate. Alternatively, print onto paper and attach to cardboard or a file folder.</p> <p>1 4 5</p> <p>2 3 6 7</p> <p>8 9 109Farmyard Game Board 2</p> <p>Teddy Bear, Teddy BearAge guide 3-5Skills: Counting Pencil control Patterns Equipment: One die Printable sheet or gameboard Pencils or counters</p> <p>Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear is an ideal introduction to dice games for very young children. They can learn to count the dots on the die and begin to recognise the patterns on the die by looking for the matching pattern on the teddies.</p> <p>Pencil and paper gamePrint out a Teddy Bear printable sheet for each player. With the youngest child starting, take...</p>